Jim Downes Carpentry and Joinery

Primary trade Carpenter / Joiner
82 ratings
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Jim Downes Carpentry and Joinery

82 ratings

About Jim Downes Carpentry and Joinery

Sole trader with 28 years experience from leaving school. I prefer to have happy customers and repeat work, rather than being talked about for poor workmanship. To be recommended by previous customers is the easiest form of advertising.

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Jim Downes Carpentry and Joinery rated for Builder in Bathgate


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82 total ratings 1 last 30 days 1 last 6 months 3 last 12 months

15 Nov 2021

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim was fantastic - fitted 3 internal doors for us with no nonsense. Even when one door proved difficult (leading to the job taking longer than he thought and eating into his weekend) he took great care with his work and didn't finish until he was completely happy with it. Cheerful too, and likes a wee blether! Would hire him again in a heartbeat ????

, FK2

24 Mar 2021

Carpenter / Joiner

Excellent job - completed to a high standard for a very fair price. No mess - cleaned up after himself all the way. On time- turned up when he said he would for the quote and actual job. The banter was pretty good too. I wouldn't hesitate to use Jim again, in fact he'd be my first port of call.

, EH26

14 Dec 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim is an excellent tradesman and highly professional. Could not recommend highly enough. 5*++

, EH53

29 Sep 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim built a partition wall complete with a new doorway, skirting boards, coving and back boxes. Firstly, the man has an eye for detail and is the most methodical tradesman I have seen. He actively worked to solve problems and presented solutions. He found matching doors. The door he fitted closed perfectly - PERFECTLY. There was no mess at all. There was no part of this job that I was unhappy about. Highly recommended. The mans a gem of a tradesman. He'll be back next week to do some other work.

, ML9

08 Jul 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim was brilliant - he took a pride in his work and we felt really relaxed about having him in the house. He fitted two doors and made great job. Would definitely hire him again for future work.

, EH49

03 Jul 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim is very friendly and reliable he visited a few times to discuss the job and check materials before actually starting which was fantastic. He did an amazing job of the fitted wardrobe and we have had so many good comments from family and friends on the finish of it. Highly recommend and will definitely be using again.

, EH48

26 Mar 2020

Traditional Craftsman

Jim was brilliant from start to finish. His work is incredible nothing was to much for him. I will definitely have him back for more jobs highly recommend this joiner. Thanks Lynne and Scott

, KY12

22 Feb 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Brilliant experience with Jim, he stepped in at short notice to install 9 fire doors in a property which I was trying to sell. The job took a little longer than initially thought, due to complications with the property (it's ancient and everything's non-standard), but Jim kept me informed throughout so it wasn't a problem - he's a really good communicator which is not something I'm used to with tradespeople!! Thoroughly recommend and would definitely speak to him again if I have any joinery needing done.

, FK5

15 Jan 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim had been a thorough professional in his job and a pleasing personality. He arrived on time, carried out all tasks. He even done more than he originally quoted for without charging anymore. I have had him back at my house to do more work and would not hesitate to call him again.

, EH54

07 Jan 2020

Carpenter / Joiner

Amazing service, guided me through the process and options with no obligations. Will be using again shortly

, EH12

21 Dec 2019

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim was on time as he said he would be , fitted eight Vancouver doors for us , very professional, need and tidy , excellent trades person would recommend jim great lad , wee grafter . Thanks again jim ,Davie n Corrine .

, KY12

02 Jul 2019

Carpenter / Joiner

Great service. Really felt he went the extra mile for us

, EH4

29 May 2019

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim was excellent, he always did as he said and if there were any queries he would let you know immediately. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

, FK15

08 Apr 2019


Jim was outstanding in every way, I would have not hesitation in recommending him.

, FK9

27 Jan 2019

Carpenter / Joiner

Top job, top price, top bloke, Jim went to extra lengths to ensure a quality job was done working round and coordinating other tradesman.

, EH10

20 Jan 2019

Carpenter / Joiner

Quick service and did a great job.

, EH4

22 Dec 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim fitted 14 oak internal doors for me. His work was to a very high standard and he showed great attention to detail. I have no issue recommending him to others. Richard H

, ML8

25 Nov 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

Jim did a fantastic job of installing a loft ladder for us. He was punctual and reliable, turning up exactly when he said he would both to give a quote and to carry out the work. Part of the work required some electrical wiring to be re-routed so he also arranged for an electrician to come out at the same time. He was very careful to keep the house clean and tidied up so well after himself that he left it cleaner than it was when he arrived! We'll definitely be using him again for our next joinery job.

, EH49

07 Apr 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

Excellent work. Came out to see what was required before giving a quote so no unexpected "extras" on the bill. Arrived on time and made a good job of fitting the loft ladder. Would certainly be happy to recommend.

, FK2

03 Mar 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

Is there a 6th star? I can’t rate Jim highly enough. His communication prior, during and after the job was excellent. He explained everything fully, agreed and met timescales and the quality of the job was excellent. He’s since done a 2nd job for me with a 3rd job booked. Great guy. Great job.

, G68

Areas serviced

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Top trades offered by Jim Downes Carpentry and Joinery

Primary trade

Carpenter / Joiner

Emergency Boarding

Wooden Staircases

Wooden Doors - Internal


Wooden Staircases

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Partition Wall

Floor fitters

Floor Sanding & Finishing

Laminate Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Wooden Decking

Garden Shed / Playhouse

Artifical Grass / Astro Turf